Meet The Team
Peter C. Champagnie Q.C, J.P. BA, LL.B
1995 | Queen's Counsel 2020
Mr Peter C. Champagnie Q.C., J.P. has been consistently ranked as one of the leading criminal defence attorneys in Jamaica, having taken silk in 2020 earning the highest designation of an advocate – Queen’s Counsel.
With over 25 years of experience, Mr Champagnie has led numerous high-profile criminal matters. He has appeared in all courts in Jamaica namely, the Court of Appeal, Supreme Court and Parish Courts for all serious criminal matters to include murder, rape and other sexual offences, complex fraud, larceny and firearm related offence.
Mr Champagnie is also called to the Bar to practice in the Cayman Islands and have appeared at the Cayman Island’s Grand Court and Magistrate’s Court. He is an expert defence attorney with an unmatched track record for success. He is well respected among his peers, the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions and the Judiciary.
Mr Champagnie was called to the Jamaican bar in 1995 having obtained his Legal Education Certificate from the Norman Manley Law School and his Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) degree at the University of the West Indies (“UWI”). Prior to his legal journey, in 1987, Mr Champagnie pursued a degree in History and Political Science at the UWI.
In 2012, Mr Champagnie became a gazetted member of the Disciplinary Committee of the General Legal Council. In 2014 he was elected a member of the Bar Council of the Jamaican Bar Association where upon until recently he served as Chairman of the Criminal Law Practice and Procedure Committee of that Association.
He is a commissioned Justice of the Peace for the parish of Saint Andrew and was the President of the Saint Andrew Justice of the Peace Association. In 2020, the Chief Justice of Jamaica, the Honourable Mr Chief Justice Bryan Sykes appointed Mr Champagnie to serve as a Chairman for the Emergency Powers Review Tribunal for Central and Western Kingston. He was also a Commissioner of the Anti-Dumping and Subsidies Commission.
Mr Champagnie is the head of chambers. In 2018 he was appointed a member of the Law Faculty Advisory Board of University of Technology, Jamaica and was subsequently elected the Chairman of the said Board, a position he currently occupies. He continues to add his voice in relation to social and political commentary particularly as it relates to the Justice System. Mr Champagnie is married to businesswoman Mrs Connie Champagnie. Together they share five children.